Friday, March 07, 2014

Hospital Diaries 1.

"He's standing on a line between giving up and seeing how much he can take "

Patient 1 

When you see him lying on the bed, he looks amazingly fine... and very handsome. You will see him, noticing every move you make. Then he would raise his hand to acknowledge your presence. You can't help but wonder why is he here in ICU? 

After a bit of snooping I came to know, he is a paralysed patient. The left side of his body was paralysed in April, 2001.   He was some ex hot shot working in a nationalised bank. The day he was announced as the ED of that bank, he suffered a paralytic attack. 

He is back in the hospital because he again suffered a stroke but this time it was a brain stroke, which affected his throat. This meant he couldn't swallow or speak. 

I tried to strike a casual conversation with his wife. It was then she told me that all his life he loved food...good food, and now he would never be able to taste anything. He would be restricted to liquid diet for the rest of his life. I looked at him and he, like always was noticing me. I smiled (trying desperately not to look sympathetic) and he raised his hand to acknowledge my smile.

This message is into the void (as I am not too sure... if anybody is reading it). When you meet patients like the above all of a sudden you start questioning if god is really around and watching over us. This man is keeping a brave face but for how long?? God are you listening??? God are you watching??? God are you even there???


  1. Often life gets us to experience things & situations when we ask "Why me?" or "Why she/he?"
    Can't understand why such things happen to good people. I have seen the wicked people living a life of luxury, while they are the ones who should be getting such fate... God can answer that better...
    This is KalYug & perhaps God is preparing for the Kalki Avataar! :)

  2. He is definitely a brave heart with optimism, considering he has a life full of pain and he keeps it all in with a cover of smile on his face ... people like these inspire the once in the same very situation !
    There is a saying : God helps those who help themselves !

  3. "God are you even there???"

    God - khyal hi faqat iska wajood hai...



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